So I received my AE22s today and rushed out to the studio after my
day job shift finished and before picking up the kids. I didn't have time to set them up
properly but was dying to give them a quick blast, so put them directly on the monitor
shelf, either side of my laptop (which also has one of my audio drives stood behind it).
Fine for a quick 30 mins run through of some test tracks, just to get a rough feel of them
against my other sets. Initially very impressed with the time domain response, but I'll
save my review for another thread once they're in their permanent position.
Anyway, so now I'm home, reading the manual whilst the kids are sleeping, and in the 3rd
section of the manual, 3rd paragraph, in bold type, it says, " AE22s are NOT magnetically
shielded. Magnetically sensitive equipment or media should be kept at least 1m away."
Bloody hell, I'm now thinking, as not only is my laptop sat almost flush up against
them, but the drive behind the computer is also in the firing range! Not only that, but
the latest Time Machine back up drive is also sat in the shelf under where the laptop is
Of course, under normal circumstances, I'd be rushing out there and
undoing my stupidity/ignorance, but unfortunately the missus is in Berlin for the weekend
and I can't leave the young'uns. So, I guess my question is, am I over-reacting or can I
turn up at the studio on Sunday night once the missus is back and expect all my data to be